National Councillor, Switzerland

“Only those who have an education and vocational training or a university degree get the chance to lead a financially independent life one day.

This reduces global poverty and health is kept stable. The World Forum for Ethics in Business has the task to illustrate this focus and put forward demands, so that people can lead a life of dignity around the world.”

Yvonne Feri is a member of the Swiss National Parliament and local councilor in Wettingen. Yvonne Feri is active in a number of committees and is president of SP Frauen Schweiz.

She started her political career, serving for 10 years until 2008 as a member of the cantonal parliament of Aargau, and was in this capacity an active advocate for family and gender politics.

When her parliamentary term ended in 2008, she became chief executive of the Zürich Teachers Association, a position she held until 2012. At the same time, she continued as a council member for the municipality of Wettingen (population 20.000), taking management responsibility for all health and social security related departments.

During this time, she remained an active member of the Swiss Socialist Party, contributing actively to improve the position and influence of women in the work place and in wider Swiss society. In 2011, she was elected as a socialist member of the Swiss national parliament, representing the Canton of Aargau.

Aside from the day-to-day parliamentary work in the chamber and in committee, she advocates the humanitarian contribution Switzerland can make internationally and seeks to improve the equality and position of working women in Switzerland.